James J. Shannon, 1889 - Portrait of Cecilia Tower - fine art print
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Additional artwork information by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (© Copyright - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Portrait of Cecilia Tower was one of Shannon’s early mature works, painted and exhibited the year immediately following his first major critical success. He became best known for his portraits of women, and the museum’s painting is characteristic of the type of decorative figure painting that brought him fame. Cecilia Tower is presented in neutral surroundings, allowing her dignified attitude, handsome attire, and the large size of the canvas to convey her social importance. Following Whistler in viewing a portrait first as a work of art and typical of progressive artists allied with the Aesthetic movement, Shannon held that portraiture was more than merely reproducing a physical likeness of the sitter. In his portraits of women the refined beauty of all the formal elements-color, line, and composition-suggest elegance and wealth. Cecilia Tower wears a fashionable silk evening gown and a boa. The painting is an orchestration of gray tints. Shannon preferred a palette of softly modulated tones, and the lavenders and pearl grays of this canvas, along with pinks, were among his favorite hues. Delicacy of color contributes to the elegance of his portraits. Whistler’s example inspired a host of later artists to employ soft, tonally limited palettes and place their sitters in spare environments and shallow spaces. Another characteristic of Aesthetic movement portraits found in Cecilia Tower is that of showing the sitter full-length and in life-size. The sitter was a member of the Tower family, landed gentry from Weald Hall in Essex. Cecilia Tower may have been Mrs. Christopher Tower. A portrait by Shannon of a child, Hugh Christopher Tower (unlocated), the son of Christopher Tower, was exhibited in the winter 1890-91 exhibition at the London Institute of Painters in Oil-Colours only a few years after Portrait of Cecilia Tower was shown in London. According to the art historian Barbara Dayer Gallati Shannon was often commissioned to paint different members of the same family.
Portrait of Cecilia Tower was painted by the artist James J. Shannon. The over 130 year-old original has the following size: 71 7/8 × 53 1/8 in (182,56 × 134,94 cm) and was crafted with the technique oil on canvas. It forms part of the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. With courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org) (public domain license).Creditline of the artwork: . Besides this, the alignment is portrait and has a ratio of 1 : 1.4, which means that the length is 29% shorter than the width.
Background data on the artpiece
|Title of the piece of art:||"Portrait of Cecilia Tower"|
|General term:||modern art|
|Created in the year:||1889|
|Artwork age:||more than 130 years|
|Original medium:||oil on canvas|
|Original dimensions (artwork):||71 7/8 × 53 1/8 in (182,56 × 134,94 cm)|
|Museum:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|Museum location:||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Museum's webpage:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|License of artwork:||public domain|
|Courtesy of:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)|
About this product
|Print categorization:||art reproduction|
|Reproduction method:||digital reproduction|
|Production technique:||digital printing (UV direct print)|
|Production:||produced in Germany|
|Stock type:||production on demand|
|Product usage:||wall décor, art collection (reproductions)|
|Artwork orientation:||portrait format|
|Aspect ratio:||1 : 1.4 - length : width|
|Implication:||the length is 29% shorter than the width|
|Available options:||poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print|
|Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) size options:||50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"|
|Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes:||50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"|
|Poster print (canvas paper) variants:||50x70cm - 20x28"|
|Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) size options:||50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"|
|Framing of the art reproduction:||unframed art copy|
Artist summary table
|Name:||James J. Shannon|
|Gender of the artist:||male|
|Country of the artist:||United States|
|Artist classification:||modern artist|
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